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See You On a Starry Night by Lisa Schroeder
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Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner
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These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling
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Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson
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These Witches Don't Burn: 08/17/20

These Witches Don't Burn

These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling opens with Hannah still smarting over her breakup with her girlfriend (and once upon a time best friend) Veronica. They broke up after a disastrous trip to New York when a Blood Witch went after them. Now it appears that a Blood Witch has come to Salem to do them harm.

Things go from bad to worse when a fire breaks out at a party. Hannah uses her Elemental magic to save a trapped boy. Rule number one is don't use magic in front of Regs (non-witches). She's broken it and now someone is hunting her, her friends, and her coven.

Essentially this book is paranormal murder mystery. Hannah and her new girlfriend, Morgan, are the sleuths. Veronica is the annoying the ex whose help she needs. There's lots of action, angst, and danger.

The sequel is This Coven Won't Break (2020).

Five stars

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